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The Power of Nature and the Power of People
A Friday Story
The recent massive earthquake in Japan that caused a tsunami and the implosion of the nuclear reactors was a powerful reminder of nature's ability to wreak death and destruction. Following on the heels of last month's earthquake in Chile and last year's earthquake in Haiti, we have more than enough evidence of the havoc these disasters inflict. Date: 3/25/2011


Hadassah Condemns Terror Attacks in Israel
Hadassah joins the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in expressing its outrage at the terror attacks which occurred in Israel today. Date: 3/23/2011


100th Anniversary Celebrations Begin with Katherine Merage Pavilion Dedication
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, and the Hadassah Medical Organization, recently dedicated an inner pavilion that will be part of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower in Jerusalem Date: 3/22/2011


An Enduring Legacy
A Friday Story
Two years ago, on March 13, 2009, the 18th of Adar, we mourned the loss of Bill Davidson and remembered him with affection and admiration. On March 13, 2012 the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower will welcome its first patients, keeping with the promise of his enduring legacy. His memory serves as a blessing. Bill Davidson 1922–2009 Date: 3/18/2011


Saturday Night Is Purim
Colorful costumes! Scrumptious hamantaschen! Vibrant parties! It's Purim! A day of festivities, of food, but most importantly, a day of happiness. Date: 3/17/2011


Israel Protests Screening Of Film At UN
Israel is protesting the screening of a controversial film on the Israel-Palestinian conflict in the main hall of the United Nations General Assembly. Date: 3/16/2011


Joyful Mother Of Children: Part 3
Youth Aliyah Under Henrietta Szold
German Jewish parents, conditioned to "Berufsaubildung," [apprenticeships] clamored for vocational training. Although Miss Szold was convinced that "Palestinian children with a general agricultural training are better fitted to earn a livelihood than those who have received specialized training," she supported the building of Ludwig Tietz Trade School for Boys near Kibbutz Yagur. Date: 3/16/2011


Israel Quick to Offer Aid To Quake Victims
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu quickly offered aid to victims of Friday's massive earthquake in Japan and the first group of Israeli humanitarian experts were preparing to leave for the scene. Date: 3/15/2011


Federations Organize Relief for Victims of Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan, Hawaii
The Jewish Federations of North America has opened an emergency relief fund to provide aid and support to the victims of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami that struck Japan Date: 3/14/2011


New Focus for the Jewish Agency
Natan Sharansky, Chairman of the Executive of the Jewish Agency, announced a new two-pronged focus for the organization moving into the future. The Agency will center its attention on Diaspora Jews: connecting Diaspora Jews with Israel, and overcoming the challenge of young Diaspora Jews distancing themselves from their Jewish identity. Representing Hadassah at the February meetings were Marlene Post, former National President and member of the National Board; Judy Shereck, National IZAIA (Israel, Zionist and International Affairs) Chair; and Barbara Spack, Youth Aliyah Chair and member of the National Board Date: 3/11/2011


Joyful Mother Of Children: Part 2
Youth Aliyah Under Henrietta Szold
With the Government's first grant of 350 youth certificates on Novem¬ber 22, 1933, Youth Aliyah received its Magna Carta. The arrival of the first organized group in 1934 marks its Pilgrim Landing. Immediately after welcoming the pioneers, Henrietta Szold described their settling-in. Date: 3/10/2011


Joyful Mother Of Children: Part 1
Youth Aliyah Under Henrietta Szold
Henrietta Szold was too immersed in living to write her life's story. But she left a storehouse of letters, journals, reports, and scholarly papers through which she is revealed as the prophetic organizer and practical visionary who accomplished her own oft-stated goal - "to make the ideal rea1." Date: 3/8/2011


Women's History & Women's Rights
Our History is Our Strength is the 2011 theme of the National Women's History Project. Today, in honor of the 100th International Women's Day, Women's History Month and a legacy of great female leaders, Hadassah advocates for the rights of women. Date: 3/8/2011


Hadassah and Justice Brandeis
Hadassah’s history with Louis D. Brandeis began with the founding of Hadassah in 1912, 4 years before his contentious confirmation hearings as Justice of the Supreme Court. Date: 3/7/2011


From Inconceivable to Feasible
A Friday Story
Some time ago, we published a story about a young woman with a potentially fatal genetic blood disease who gave birth to a healthy son after her ovarian tissues were removed, frozen and then implanted following her treatment. Shortly before that we wrote about a 33-year-old heart transplant recipient who gave birth to healthy twin girls. Just a few short years ago, these women would have been told that their becoming mothers was an impossible dream. Hadassah helped make their dreams come true. Date: 3/4/2011


Hadassah Praises Natalie Portman For Speaking Out Against Anti-Semitism
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, salutes Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman for speaking out publicly against John Galliano, Christian Dior's recently dismissed head designer.  Portman, who endorses Dior's Miss Dior Cherie perfume, recently used her spotlight from winning this year's Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in "Black Swan" to denounce Galliano's remarks. Date: 3/3/2011


Hadassah Swearing-In at the Supreme Court 2011
Twenty-two Life and Associate Members of Hadassah’s National Center for Attorneys’ Councils were sworn in to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar on February 22 and 23, 2011. Date: 3/1/2011


We Are Our Future
A Friday Story
Visiting HMO’s Goldyne Savad Institute of Gene Therapy is an exciting and enlightening experience; speaking with the researchers and learning more about their work always gives me an insight into their hopes and dreams. Date: 2/25/2011


Young Judaeans Head for New Orleans
Sixty Young Judaeans spent their winter vacation in New Orleans, helping to rebuild the community that has yet to recover from Hurricane Katrina. This is the second year that Young Judaeans spent an Alternative Winter Break in The Big Easy. Date: 2/24/2011


You Can Count On Us With Natalie Portman
Our world is often filled with uncertainty. In good and bad times, Hadassah is prepared for any emergency. Our new Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower tells the world: You can count on us. Date: 2/21/2011


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